Future opportunity

DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps

  • Department for Education

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-030687

Published 31 October 2022, 2:22pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Department for Education

Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street






United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 80000000 - Education and training services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

DfE is seeking to engage with suppliers who are interested in delivering Skills Bootcamps, building on successful delivery to date and as the third wave of Skills Bootcamps moves toward delivery. DfE are currently proposing to launch a dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for a duration of up to 6 years with a value of approximately £1.5bn to support DfE’s Skills Bootcamps.

DfE will be focusing on Skills Bootcamps in digital skills as a priority for the first competition run from the DPS. If you are planning to bid to become a supplier for a Skills Bootcamp in digital skills, please apply to the DPS as soon as possible after launch on 21st November 2022.

For more information, please register as a supplier on the DfE Jaggaer portal via this link https://education.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html. All information can be found under project_6939 including he “Supplier Information Document” regarding the DPS. Information can also be found at: https://www.service.gov.uk/guidance/bid-to-supply-skills-bootcamps

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £1,500,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 80500000 - Training services
  • 80531200 - Technical training services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

How DfE will engage with the market?

Following the two previous market engagement events in April and May 2022, DfE is holding a final virtual market engagement event regarding the DPS.

Virtual Market Engagement Event– Monday 14th November 2022, 11am – 12pm

DfE invites any suppliers whose service offering potentially matches DfE’s requirements for Skills Bootcamps to attend the Virtual Market Engagement Event, which seeks to achieve the following outcomes :

1. To explain the DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps

2. Prepare suppliers for the launch of the DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps

3. Invite suppliers’ questions

How to join the virtual market engagement event:

Suppliers are invited to attend a virtual market engagement event on Monday 14th November 2022 from 11AM-12PM.

To book your attendance (max. two per organisation), please use the below link to register via Microsoft Teams:


Following the virtual market engagement event, suppliers are invited to complete a questionnaire. This questionnaire will offer the opportunity to ask any further questions on the Skills Bootcamps DPS. All subsequent questions and answers will be circulated to attendees and may be used in further market engagement activities.

To access the follow-up supplier questionnaire, please use the below link:


Please note that the follow-up questionnaire will become active, following the event on 14th November 2022.

The event will be delivered via Microsoft Teams and recordings will be made available for those unable to attend.

We will be looking to issue a draft Dynamic Purchasing Agreement (DPA) ahead of the session through the Jaggaer portal. The DPA is the document that suppliers will agree to as part of the DPS application and sign if they wish to onboard. There will be an opportunity to ask clarification questions during the Q&A session and through a questionnaire issued at the event.

two.2.14) Additional information

This is an indicative value of the DfE Dynamic Purchasing System for Skills Bootcamps. The Department for Education (DfE) is not guaranteeing or committing to any specific value. This PIN is for market engagement only. It does not signify the commencement of any procurement process and does not constitute any commitment by DfE. If DfE decides to commence any procurement process(es) as contemplated

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

31 October 2022

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes